My first electronics experience at the Hackerspace was a Mintyboost, but the hardest thing I've done so far has been a "mood lamp." I'm a software engineer and don't know much about how to read schematics, but after seeing some maker videos where people pull scrap from their pile and make something awesome, I thought I could do the same.
Slow RSVPS for tonight so decided to make this a focus group on sat. for the all day/night hacking.
Getting ready to start the Hack from Cigarette machine to DIY
Vendo-matic. would love help from kit designers, anyone who wants to
work on reprogramming the vending fuction, making boxes from the
templates, working on the outside redesign/decoration! This machine
will hold 6 kits for vending. and will be moved around to galleries
and bars around the city to promote THS, DIY Culture, MAKE philosophy
and more. Hope lots of you will come help as I need all the help I can
- Short term: tag favorite/interesting spots in Akihabara with good descriptions in whatever form is best- pdf. flip video, google mashup, napkin sketches, matchstick model. whatever.
- Longer term: throw in some environmental sensors to collect air pollution, noise level, and other data, make it all available to public and researchers.